A total of six deaths on Missouri roads and waterways this holiday weekend.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says five people died in the more than 270 accidents from Friday night through Monday. There were also 129 arrests for drunken driving.
On the waterways, one man died at Upper Big Lake, just east of Sikeston. Troopers say 64-year-old Oscar Shannon fell overboard and drowned while tying his boat to a tree--he was not wearing a life jacket.
The six deaths represent a decrease from the nine fatalities investigated on roadways over the holiday weekend in 2012.
Four people are nursing bumps and bruises after the second story deck they were sitting on collapsed during a Memorial Day gathering.
It happened about 1:30 Monday afternoon at a condominium on Sandlewood Creek Court in Wildwood. Officials say there were problems with the strength of the balcony.
Metro West Fire responded to the incident. Fire Captain Jeff Haefer says his Fire Marshall and others are working with various property owners to prevent future accidents. "There is a collaborative effort between our fire bureau and the property owners," Haefer said. It's "to determine safety issues and point out those things to prevent this from happening again."
Chief Haefer says its fortunate that no one was seriously injured in the incident Monday.